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Sunday Reflections…

Just a couple more weekends of football will take us into February, then we will start to notice the signs… swelling buds, emerging tips of spring foliage & the crappie will be biting in earnest! I don’t know about you, but I’m already ready for Spring!

My saucer Magnolia – Magnolia X soulangeana is dying to burst open! Many years, it blooms too early and gets bitten by late frost. Hopefully not this year 🤞🏻

Shoots are thrusting through the cold earth, ‘Tho the wind is in the north;Look! The snowdrop, crocus, scilla Struggle, bravely, to come forth!
Soon each fragile, gentle, blossom Will appear, to cheer each way,Hearts will gladden at their promise,Of clear, fresh, sunlit, springtime days!
       ~ Greta M. Sears 

Have a great Sunday!

PS: It’s a Beautiful day! 🌞

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

It’s already starting out to be a very… Interesting 2021. Thank the Lord for Sunday!

We started out with breakfast 🥞 🍳 or should I say Brunch…

Brunch was good! Buttermilk pancakes 🥞 with whipped butter and blueberry 🫐 syrup, ham and eggs 🍳 Don’t forget the coffee ☕️

Now, it’s on to Football 🏈 Go Titans!

I’m rooting for the Titans!

Enjoy your day off! My advice for the future is to turn off the TV 📺 and all other news sources. Your mental health will skyrocket! 😊

“It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.” ~ Jimmy Buffett

Mark C.



Playoff Fever/Exhaustion

Yes, I laid off today… Did some personal things, forgot about my blog, then sat down to watch a little football at the house… With my crew!

Here’s my “Football crew” today! They know a little something about competition 😂
Tomorrow’s agenda.

With all the B.S. going on in the world, a little football sounds pretty good!

Have an “Uneventful” weekend…

Go TITANS!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Fall is Here! 🍁

Today is the “Official” 1st day of Fall. The Autumnal Equinox’! A very special day! The sun is right above the equator, and day and night are almost exactly equal in time 🕰 From here, the days get shorter and shorter as we slide towards the shortest day of the year… The Winter ❄️ Solstice, aka: The Longest Night 🌙 

Today the nighttime and daytime hours are equal. The days will get shorter and the nights longer all the way into the first day of Winter, aka: The Winter Solstice.

I remember when I was a kid, the big thing on the equinox’s was to stand an egg 🥚 on its head 🤔 I don’t know if that’s the only day you can accomplish this feat… But, I have done it on the equinox 🥚😊

Have YOU ever tried to balance an egg on the Spring or Fall equinox? It was a thing when I was a kid. I’m thinking it was around 3rd. Grade or so? I went home and worked for what seemed like hours, but finally got one to balance!
PS: science?

So, it’s time for Pansies, mums, violas, kale 🥬 Pumpkins 🎃 gourds, straw bales and corn stalks 🌾 Fire pits, cookouts and football 🏈 

Bring. It. On! Fall is Here! 💥🍁🍂🔥🎃 🏈  


Have a great day! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

I got up early and came out to get a good view of the last Sunrise 🌞of Summer. Yes, today is the last official day of Summer 😮 Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, the 1st official day of Fall…

It’s been a HOT summer! Cooler weather sounds great!

I Love Summer! I always mourn its passing… But, it’s been so Hot this year, the cooler weather is a welcome thing. Football, cookouts, fire pits, Fall color, frost on the pumpkin 🎃 Bring It On!

Here’s a link to more info on the 1st day of Fall  👇🏻

Fall Equinox – When Is the First Day of Fall? (2019)

 

“Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.”

~ John Donne, 1620

 

Have a great ‘Last day of Summer Sunday’!

 

~ Mark Carter



Football 🏈 Time in Tennessee!

Meet the Tennessee Vols 2 Oldest Fans!

“We’ve been a waiting for some time for a Championship Team to come back “Up The Hill” to Neyland! It gets in your blood & there’s just nothing like the feeling of “Football Time in Tennessee”!”

It’s been a while now since we’ve had a great team in Knoxville, TN! We just keep waiting, and waiting and, waiting…

“Well, I guess we may have to wait a little longer… But don’t give up hope yet! 0 & 1 is just a number… Like our age… 😊 Keepin’ the faith is a big part of being a ‘True Blue Fan’!”

Go VOLS! 🏈💥

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Sunday Reflections…

Cold, icy mornings are great for sleeping in 😴 We stayed up late watching movies 🎥 with our son last night – Tha’ Birthday boy 😊

My little boy ain’t so little any more… 17 years old & 6’2”!

We are going to stay in today & watch a little football and spend some good quality time with each other. Time is flying by!  It’s here & it’s gone… 17 years it seems, in the blink of an eye…

I’m counting my blessings today. And trying to figure out where all the time has gone 🤔

Have a great Sunday!

 

PS: Go Pats! 🏈

 

Mark C.



Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m already busy cooking and preparing my part in what will be a HUGE Thanksgiving spread for our family and friends and I am looking forward to seeing everyone and sitting down and catching up a bit. For our part of the meal I’m fixing a bourbon glazed ham, a smoked turkey breast & “twice baked, mashed potatoes! Jo stayed up late baking old fashioned pecan & French coconut pie’s, both my grandmas recipe 😉 Most everyone else is fixing a thing or two also (green beans, casseroles, rolls, cranberry’s, deviled eggs, dressing with giblet gravy, a big relish tray, more cakes and pies, etc…

A few pictures of Thanksgivings past. Always lots of great food and wonderful people 😍

Following the meal of course is Football, and naps with your belt unbuckled and the top button on yours pants loose, or just gone…  I’m going to try to pace myself 😇

Like I said, have a LOT to be thankful for!!! Family, good friends, a warm home, a huge feast & so much more! Blessed!

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours🦃🏈❤️

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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